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Dr Miranda Stanyon studied music and arts at the University of Melbourne before coming to London in 2010 to undertake a doctorate in English literature at Queen Mary University of London. After spending two years as a Junior Research Fellow at Christ’s College, Cambridge, she joined King’s in September 2015.

Research interests

  • English and German literature in the long eighteenth century
  • Music and sound
  • Enlightenment and Romantic aesthetics and visual culture
  • Emotions history

Miranda works on literary culture in the very long eighteenth century, with a special focus on intersections between different arts and senses. She is currently preparing a book on music in the literary sublime, and has written on music and sound, visual forms, poetry and the emergence of the category of ‘emotions’, and on early modern polyphony. She has interests in performance, reception studies, translation, and literacy and engagement, and is currently developing projects on book-love in England and Germany, and on the literary history of unintended consequences.